The Art House is committed to making projects, exhibitions and art, as accessible as they can be. The UK’s galleries are full of a variety of print and different information; from exhibition transcripts to menus. However, the inability to read this information continues to be a barrier for many blind and visually impaired visitors.
This is where our Braille Transcription Service comes in! We can help you remove the barriers which people face when accessing written interpretation or text. We aim to provide a fast, accurate and affordable transcription service which will convert your documents into Braille.
As a registered charity, we offer competitive prices and by using this service you are supporting artists and the accessible programme we deliver.
If you’d like to transform the accessibility of your event or exhibition, just get in touch >
‘The technical bit…’
Although rates will vary depending on word count, we’ve put together an estimation of costs below. We are able to produce larger leaflets and documents, with POA. All prices are excluding VAT.
An A4 page of text, written in standard 12pt font (c.390 words), typically takes up 4 pages of printed braille. Each order will have a set-up fee of £10. So a one-page Word document could cost £10 per sheet with any additional copies of the same document at £6 per sheet.
For example, a 3 page A4 word document with additional copy will cost; £10 set-up fee, £30 for a 3-page A4 word document, £18 for a copy of this document, so would total £58.
All braille documents are printed on high-quality 160gsm white card stock using our braille embosser and are bound together with a spine bar and numbered.
We have a number of postage options; as standard we select Royal Mail signed first class at £4.70, however we can arrange free collection from The Art House.
We aim to complete your order within two working days but if you require postage we recommend allowing at least five working days to avoid any unexpected delays.
What we need from you…
We kindly request that your document is formatted with standard left and right margins (1″inch) and 12pt Arial font. We also advise that the document is proofread and signed off for any errors prior to sending it to us. There will be an additional cost if anything needs to be re-formatted or re-printed due to any errors.